[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 123 (Thursday, June 26, 2014)]
[Pages 36313-36314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-14887]



[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2013-0458; FRL 9912-35-OEI]

Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and 
Approval; Comment Request; Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Section 8(a) 

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: EPA has submitted the following information collection request 
(ICR), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.): Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Section 8(a) (EPA ICR No. 
1198.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0067). EPA did not receive any comments 
in response to the previously provided public review opportunity issued 
in the Federal Register on November 22, 2013 (78 FR 70037). With this 
submission, EPA is providing an additional 30 days for public comments. 
An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to 
respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: Comments muse be submitted on or before July 28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-
OPPT-2013-0458, to (1) EPA online using http://www.regulations.gov (our 
preferred method) or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC 20460, and (2) OMB via email to [email protected]. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA.
    EPA's policy is that all comments received will be included in the 
public docket without change including any personal information 
provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, or 
information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or 
other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Myrick, Deputy Director, 
Environmental Assistance Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and 
Toxics, Mail code: 7408M, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202-554-
1404; fax number: 202-564-8251; email address: [email protected].

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    Docket: Supporting documents, including the ICR that explains in 
detail the information collection activities and the related burden and 
cost estimates which is summarized in this document, are available in 
the docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, William 
Jefferson Clinton (WJC) West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., 
Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202-566-
1744. For additional information about EPA's public docket, visit 
    ICR Title: Chemical-Specific Rules, TSCA Section 8(a).
    ICR numbers: EPA ICR No.1198.10, OMB Control No. 2070-0067.
    ICR status: The current OMB approval for this ICR is scheduled to 
expire on June 30, 2014. Under OMB regulations, the Agency may continue 
to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this 
submission is pending at OMB.
    Abstract: Section 8(a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 
authorizes EPA to promulgate rules that require persons who 
manufacture, import or process chemical substances and mixtures, or who 
propose to manufacture, import, or process chemical substances and 
mixtures, to maintain such records and submit such reports to EPA as 
may be reasonably required. Any chemical covered by TSCA for which EPA 
or another Federal agency has a reasonable need for information and 
which cannot be satisfied via other sources is a proper potential 
subject for a Chemical-Specific TSCA Section 8(a) Rulemaking. 
Information that may be collected under TSCA section 8(a) includes, but 
is not limited to, chemical names; categories of use; production or 
processing volume, byproducts of chemical production, processing, use 
or disposal; existing data concerning environmental and health effects; 
exposure data; and disposal information.
    Generally, EPA uses chemical-specific information under TSCA 
section 8(a) to evaluate the potential for adverse human health and 
environmental effects caused by the manufacture (including import), 
processing, use or disposal of identified chemical substances and 
mixtures. Additionally, EPA may use TSCA section 8(a) information to 
assess the need or set priorities for testing and/or further regulatory 
action. To the extent that the submitter considers the reported 
information not to be confidential, environmental groups, environmental 
justice advocates, state and local government entities and other 
members of the public will also have access to this information for 
their use.
    Respondents may claim all or part of a response confidential. EPA 
will disclose information that is covered by a claim of confidentiality 
only to the extent permitted by, and in accordance with, the procedures 
in TSCA section 14 and 40 CFR part 2.
    Respondents/affected entities: Entities potentially affected by 
this action are primarily those businesses that fall under NAICS codes 
325, Chemical Manufacturers and Processors, and 324110, Petroleum 
    Respondent's obligation to respond: Mandatory (see 40 CFR 704).
    Estimated number of respondents: 4 (total).
    Frequency of response: On occasion.
    Total estimated burden: 275 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 
CFR 1320.3(b).
    Total estimated cost: $16,551 per year, includes $0 annualized 
capital or operation and maintenance costs.
    Changes in the estimates: There is no change in the number of hours 
in the total estimated respondent burden compared with that identified 
in the ICR currently approved by OMB.

Spencer W. Clark,
Acting Director, Collection Strategies Division.
[FR Doc. 2014-14887 Filed 6-25-14; 8:45 am]